7 days in a car

roaddog52roaddog52 Major grinsIn the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,146Registered Users Major grins

Made a quick trip in June, out to Montana and back to see some friends and family.

First stop headed east, the Palouse.

1 The cottonwood. I wanted to shoot this from a different perspective, but the other area was packed with approximately 20 other photogs, from two workshops.

2 The town of Steptoe, from Steptoe Butte.

3 Near Whitehall MT.

4 Absaroka Mountains, Near Mallards Rest on the Yellowstone River

5 Crazy Mountains, near Wilsall Montana

6 Flathead Creek Rd.

7 Absaroka Range, The yellowstone, running high. Cell phone image

Phil

I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,675Registered Users Major grins

    Wonderful and joyous set Phil! 1, 2 & 6 are happiness! Cheers!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,414Administrators moderator

    Glad to see the cottonwood is still there and it hasn't changed. Nice series!

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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,524Administrators moderator

    Marvelous series, what an awesome road trip.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,608Registered Users Major grins

    That's some seriously good work, pard. Really outstanding. I like each one but that second image just won't turn me loose.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaPosts: 2,529Registered Users Major grins

    Great trip, terrific photos!

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,146Registered Users Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Wonderful and joyous set Phil! 1, 2 & 6 are happiness! Cheers!

    @David_S85 said:
    Glad to see the cottonwood is still there and it hasn't changed. Nice series!

    @kdog said:
    Marvelous series, what an awesome road trip.

    @black mamba said:
    That's some seriously good work, pard. Really outstanding. I like each one but that second image just won't turn me loose.

    @Cornflake said:
    Great trip, terrific photos!

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm trying to get out more, and work on capturing the scenery of the west. So many places to go and see.

    Phil

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,457Super Moderators moderator

    Love the light in the first two images

    Glorious grand skies!

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,288Registered Users Major grins

    Hi Phil,

    love these shots, especially 1, 2 & 7. For my taste, numbers 5 & 6 were a bit too heavy on the vibrance/saturation - and also perhaps dehaze.

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 1,146Registered Users Major grins

    @pathfinder said:
    Love the light in the first two images

    Glorious grand skies!

    Thanks Jim. The first two are in the Palouse area, of Washington state. There are a great many photo opportunities if you have some time to explore the area.

    Grand skies indeed. For the most part Montana never fails for Big Sky.

    Phil>

    @sarasphotos said:

    Hi Phil,

    love these shots, especially 1, 2 & 7. For my taste, numbers 5 & 6 were a bit too heavy on the vibrance/saturation - and also perhaps dehaze.

    Thanks Sara. I love the Palouse area. I can, and have spent days wondering over there. It is a totally different landscape, during harvest season.

    For me it's a fine line between to much and not enough saturation, and vibrance. Most days, I am trying to balance what I like, and what is expected these days.

    Phil

    I don't know where I'm going, but I'm going anyway.

    Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity!
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